Top positive review
a must see!
29 July 2009
Bottle Rocket is the breakout film for writer/ director Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson, (who also co-wrote it) and his brother Luke.
Anderson and Wilson's script is absolutely fantastic. It was fleshed out from a short sketch in black and white years earlier, and the amount of love and care that has gone into it over the years is plain to see.
Anderson's direction shows the promise he would later fulfill, despite this film lacking the sort of budget which he would use to such great effect later, particularly in the Life Aquatic. Anderson still manages to pack this film with loads of subtle details, however, for example Wilson's notebook with his 75 year plan for their life of crime. He flicks through it so fast that its impossible to read in real time, but i would actually recommend pausing it on each page as it is absolutely hilarious!
And the acting, mainly by the Wilson brothers, is very warm and affecting. You can't help but be taken by them and their next crazy scheme. James Caan is also enjoyable in his extended cameo towards the end.
This is a side-splittingly funny film, with some of my favourite quotes in any film ever (Owen Wilson describing his latest scheme - "Here are just a few of the key ingredients - dynamite, pole vaulting, laughing gas, choppers, can you see how incredible this is gonna be...hang gliding... Come on!")
Enough said, Just watch It!